Providence Tower, Docklands: stressed-out bankers welcome
Providence Tower is the first of several new skyscrapers due in Docklands over then next few years.
A short walk from the Canary Wharf dealing rooms, the 8.5-acre development offers a new level of amenities for stressed-out bankers - an on-site athletic track, boxing ring, 25-metre swimming pool and spa plus a spectacular sky lounge for the private use of residents and guests. There’s also concierge services and valet parking. Prices from £422,000. Call Ballymore on 0800 954 5425.
Bowled over by Lord's and Regents Park view
Cricket fans keen to live close to Lord’s, where the Ashes series gets underway in July, are likely to be be impressed by The Atrium Residences on Park Road, moments away from the MCC ground.
Large apartments range from a two-bedroom space of 1,226 sq ft to the theatrical and thrilling 3,278 sq ft penthouse, with its semi-circular terraces and sweeping views of Regent’s Park.
The development has a spectacular internal atrium, a gleaming glass tower that rises the entire height of the seven-storey building and brings modern elegance to the leafy and affluent St John’s Wood conservation area. Secure underground parking and a 24-hour concierge complete the package. Prices from £2,800,000. Call Savills on 020 7409 8756.
London's neglected watersides: quiet, car-free and unpolluted
London’s extensive canal network continues to be unlocked by developers hungry for watery locations close to the action. As in Docklands during the 1980s, there are miles of neglected waterside waiting to be transformed into attractive residential locations - quiet, car-free and with no pollution - even in prosperous west London
close to the delightful houseboat enclave of Little Venice.
Amberley Waterfront is a scheme 47 apartments and glass-walled penthouses with rooftop gardens overlooking Grand Union Canal. There are concierge services and underground parking too. Prices from £895,000. Call Redrow on 020 3538 1249.
This pocket of Maida Vale is one of London’s most picturesque and peaceful neighbourhoods, with tree-lined avenues and communal garden squares. Regent Canalside, 52 apartments and a pair of townhouses, in the heart of Camden Town, has an entirely different character - a bustling urban quarter of culture, food, fashion and music. Prices from £799,999. Call Taylor Wimpey on 020 3667 5590.
Grand Union Canal is the main inland waterway in the capital. It comes in from the west, through Brentford and Paddington before joining up with Regent’s Canal, passing through Camden, King’s Cross and Shoreditch and running into the Thames at Limehouse. Here the Limehouse Cut spins off in a different direction, heading north-east through Bow and Stratford and onto to Hackney Marshes.